||Henrietta "Hettie" McDade |
||Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
||Feb 6, 2003 |
||James Arnold McDade, b. 10 Feb 1749/50, South Carolina, USA , d. Jul 15, 1820, Mount Meigs, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA (Age 70 years) |
||Elizabeth Wilkins \ Wilkes, b. Abt 1755, South Carolina, USA , d. Bef 1819, Georgia, USA (Age ~ 63 years) |
||South Carolina, USA
- From information posted by Mary Thoeni bsolut-at-chugach.net> at http://www.rootsweb.com/~almontgo/mcdadefamily.htm comes the following:
"About 1730, the MacDaids who settled in Pennsylvania and Virginia, joined the new arrivals seeking freedom and new beginnings in this country.
Tradition among the southern branch of the family place our origins in Inverness, Scotland by the way of Enniskillin and near the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. This tradition echoes studies of Scotch-Irish immigration which reflects that the Scotch had taken up estates of Irish rebels, confiscated by Queen Elizabeth and King James I. The earliest record discovered by our family researchers is one found in Virginia. The Register of Albemarle Parish, Surrey and Sussex Counties (1739/78) states that Willis, son William McDade and wife, Mary, was born 3/7/1739/40.
The McDade of most interest to the Alabama genealogy researcher is James who was granted two hundred acres of land in Anson Co., NC. on the north-east side of Lynche's Creek on January 8, 1760 (Land Grant Book 13, p. 310). James McDade is also found on the May 15, 1775 "Freeholder" petition presented to Governor Bull by the land owners in Anson Co. Due to the creation of new counties and changes in boundaries, James lived in Anson, Mecklenburg, Tyron and Rutherford counties within North Carolina and Spartanburg County, South Carolina without ever having moved. During his residence in Spartanburg County, James McDade served in the Revolutionary War (SC Hist. Com. 175F, 54, Columbia).
James McDade married Elizabeth, thought to be a Wilkins, sometime before 1778 when his oldest son, William was born. Census records show that their daughter Henrietta was born in South Carolina in 1781. Following the birth of Henrietta, James moved his family to Georgia. Ruth Blair's "Early Tax Digest of Georgia" reflects his tax payments in 1792. The date of Elizabeth's death is not known, however, it is attested by older family members that she died before James moved his family to Alabama in 1818-1819 (Youngblood-Armstrong and Allied Families by Frances Youngblood and Floelle Youngblood Bonner).
"....Before 1820, the McDade brothers, their sister Henrietta and her husband, Jacob Cobb, were settled in Montgomery County. Robertson's "Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Alabama" states "The McDade brothers were not wealthy, but they were in easy circumstance and were regarded as among the best citizens of the County."
They are on the 1830 census of Montgomery county, Alabama.
||Jacob Cobb, b. Between 1778 and 1786, Georgia, USA , d. Jan 27, 1863, Barbour county, Alabama, USA (Age ~ 85 years) |
- Tempe and her husband are speculation. (This information from an e-mail Lura Black received from Linda Taylor LTaylor959-at-aol.com> Sept 20, 1997 and from data of Betty McLarry.) The family is on the 1840 & 1850 census of Montgomery county Alabama.
| ||1. Tempe Cobb, b. Georgia, USA , d. Bef Jul 1849, Barbour county, Alabama, USA |
|+||2. Joseph Cobb, b. Aug 01, 1799, Washington county, Georgia, USA , d. Nov 12, 1876, Alabama, USA (Age 77 years)|
| ||3. Rachel Cobb, b. 1807, Georgia, USA , d. |
| ||4. Elizabeth Cobb, b. 1810, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||5. Absalom McDade Cobb, b. 1812, Georgia, USA , d. |
|+||6. Lucinda "Lenny" \ "Liney" \ "Sunny" Cobb, b. 1815, Georgia, USA , d. Aft 13 May 1853 (Age > 38 years)|
|+||7. James A. (?) Cobb, b. May 28, 1816, Georgia, USA , d. Jun 17, 1848, Barbour, Alabama, USA (Age 32 years)|
|+||8. William D. Cobb, b. 1823, Georgia, USA , d. Bef Jul 1869, Bullock county, Alabama, USA (Age < 46 years)|
- [S823] Youngblood-Armstrong & Allied Families, p. 154.
- [S88] 1830 US federal census.